Jascha Heifetz - Wieniawski, Saint-Saëns, Vieuxtemps & Sarasate: Works for Violin & Orchestra (2020) Official Digital Download

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Jascha Heifetz - Wieniawski, Saint-Saëns, Vieuxtemps & Sarasate: Works for Violin & Orchestra (2020) Official Digital Download

Jascha Heifetz, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli - Wieniawski, Saint-Saëns, Vieuxtemps & Sarasate: Works for Violin and Orchestra (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:39 minutes | 669 MB
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The insert-note here relates the remarkable story that Barbirolli, stepping off the boat-train at 11 o'clock one morning in 1935 after a visit abroad, was told that at 2 o'clock he was to record Vieuxtemps's Concerto No. 4 a work he had never even heard, let alone seen with Heifetz. Using a score "so yellow with age that the pages crumbled" as they were turned, the work was nevertheless recorded in a single session a tribute not only to Barbirolli's professionalism and skill but also to Heifetz's confidence in the conductor (then aged 36, two years older than himself), having already recorded concertos by Glazunov and Mozart with him, as the most able of accompanists.

Carlo Maria Giulini - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 'Little Russian' - Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (2020) [24/96]

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Carlo Maria Giulini - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 'Little Russian' - Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (2020) [24/96]

Philharmonia Orchestra & Carlo Maria Giulini - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 "Little Russian" - Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (Remastered) (1958/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 41:58 | 897 mb
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Carlo Maria Giulini was born in Barletta, Southern Italy in May 1914 with what appears to have been an instinctive love of music. As the town band rehearsed he could be seen peering through the ironwork of the balcony of his parents’ home, immovable and intent. The itinerant fiddlers who roamed the countryside during the lean years of the First World War also caught his ear. In 1919, the family moved to the South Tyrol, where the five-year-old Carlo asked his parents for "one of those things the street musicians play". Signor Giulini acquired a three-quarter size violin, setting in train a process which would take his son from private lessons with a kindly nun to violin studies with Remy Principe at Rome’s Academy of St Cecilia at the age of 16.

vision string quartet - memento (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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vision string quartet - memento (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

vision string quartet - memento (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:07 minutes | 1.15 GB
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The album features two string quartets which thematically deal with the subject of death. Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, No. 14 in D Minor, a key piece in chamber music repertoire, dates from 1824. Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80 was composed in 1847. He composed the piece as an homage to his beloved sister Fanny who had died on 17 May 1847 and it bore the title "Requiem for Fanny". vision string quartet have won awards in numerous competitions, have studied with members of the Artemis Quartet and the Alban Berg Quartet. They are known for their excellent interpretations AND for their innovative concert formats, working with choreographers, light designers, etc.

Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse & Tugan Sokhiev - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 (2020) [24/96]

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Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse & Tugan Sokhiev - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 (2020) [24/96]

Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse & Tugan Sokhiev - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:23 minutes | 1.07 GB
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The first album of our new collaboration with ONTC, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, and their Ossetian musical director, Tugan Sokhiev, features Shostakovich’s 8th symphony: an “opera for the Orchestra” composed with an unheard dramatic power. ONTC world famous for their work on French repertoire, is opening up to new horizons under the influence of their Ossetian chief conductor, Tugan Sokhiev. The 15 symphonies of the soviet composer are a major common theme throughout the seasons for the ONTC & Tugan Sokhiev. Tugan Sokhiev was one of the lasts students of the conductor and excellent pedagogue, Ilya Musin, who was one of the first conductors to conduct Symphony n° 7 « Leningrad » ( Ilya Musin also trained a generation of Russian chefs like Valery Gergiev, Teodor Currentzis, Yuri Terminakov).

Verdi: Four Sacred Pieces (Quattro Pezzi Sacri) (Remastered) (1963/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Verdi: Four Sacred Pieces (Quattro Pezzi Sacri) (Remastered) (1963/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus & Carlo Maria Giulini - Verdi: Four Sacred Pieces (Quattro Pezzi Sacri) (Remastered) (1963/2020)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:11 minutes | 1.44 GB
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Legendary Italian conductor Carlo Maria Giulini leads the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus in this stunning performance of Verdi's late and contemplatvie work, "Four Sacred Peaces".

M. Haydn: Concertos for Trumpet, Horn, Organ & Viola (Remastered) (1965/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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M. Haydn: Concertos for Trumpet, Horn, Organ & Viola (Remastered) (1965/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard, Maurice André, Marie-Thérèse Chailley-Guiard, Marie-Claire Alain, Georges Barboteu - M. Haydn: Concertos for Trumpet, Horn, Organ & Viola (Remastered) (1965/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 57:15 minutes | 2.12 GB
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Jean-François Paillard leads his chamber orchestra in this reference recording of Haydn's Concertos for Trumpet, Horn, Organ & Viola, including the Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D Major, the Horn Concerto in D Major, P. 134, and the Concerto for Organ and Viola in C Major, P. 55.

Christian Ferras - Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (Remastered) (1958/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Christian Ferras - Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (Remastered) (1958/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christian Ferras, Philharmonia Orchestra & Constantin Silvestri - Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:02 minutes | 1.23 GB
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Christian Ferras, like Yehudi Menuhin, was a pupil of George Enescu. Born in France in 1933, he performed as a young man with such figures as Menuhin, Pablo Casals, Wilhelm Kempff and Karl Böhm, going on to become one of Herbert von Karajan’s favourite violinists. His career was cut short by depression, but this 1958 recording of the Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn concertos shows his artistry – remarkable for its precision and uncontrived beauty – in all its youthful glory.

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley - Beethoven: Piano Trios No. 5, "Ghost" & No. 7, "Archduke" (2020) [24/96]

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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley - Beethoven: Piano Trios No. 5, "Ghost" & No. 7, "Archduke" (2020) [24/96]

Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley - Beethoven: Piano Trios No. 5, "Ghost" & No. 7, "Archduke" (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:44 minutes | 1.28 GB
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Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley, well established as chamber-music partners, perform two of Beethoven’s greatest piano trios, the ‘Ghost’ and the ‘Archduke’. “Together, all three musicians have the quality that is the most priceless of all in playing chamber music,” wrote The Guardian when the Capuçons and Braley played the ‘Archduke’ at London’s Wigmore Hall, “they listen intently to each other and always take note of what they do. Their account of the Archduke Trio … had a tremendous sense of organic coherence.”

Eric Lu - Chopin: 24 Préludes - Brahms: Intermezzo, Op. 117 No. 1 - Schumann: Ghost Variations (2020) [24/96]

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Eric Lu - Chopin: 24 Préludes - Brahms: Intermezzo, Op. 117 No. 1 - Schumann: Ghost Variations (2020) [24/96]

Eric Lu - Chopin: 24 Préludes - Brahms: Intermezzo, Op. 117 No. 1 - Schumann: Ghost Variations (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:13 minutes | 998 MB
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The most striking aspect of these Preludes by Chopin undertaken by Eric Lu is the absolutely lyrical tranquility that dominates the forty-minute-long journey which is so arduous to build fluidly and coherently. Eric Lu deserves admiration for the expressive and polyphonic unity that he brings to the cycle, which is usually more contrasted. The American’s playing resounds as his phrases transport you on a grand, noble journey of emotion. Behind this soft façade is a somewhat more tragic melancholy, which increases over the course of the album and reveals the sombre, or at the very least anxious nature of the 24 Preludes. Chopin is at his darkest romanticism, not too far removed from the Schumann of the Kreisleriana (April 1838).

Alain Lefèvre, Hélène Mercier - Mathieu: Concerto de Québec & Works for 2 Pianos (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Alain Lefèvre, Hélène Mercier - Mathieu: Concerto de Québec & Works for 2 Pianos (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alain Lefèvre, Hélène Mercier - Mathieu: Concerto de Québec & Works for 2 Pianos (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65;24 minutes | 1.01 GB
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Canadian pianist Alain Lefèvre has long championed the music of pianist-composer André Mathieu (1929-1968). As a child prodigy, Mathieu caused a sensation as ‘the Canadian Mozart’ in New York and Paris (where he studied with Yves Nat and Arthur Honegger), but he eventually died in poverty at the age of just 39. On this album, Lefèvre and fellow pianist Hélène Mercier play three works written by Mathieu in the 1940s. “André Mathieu’s music it has its own place in the history of composition,” says Lefèvre. “It has been described as Romantic, and obviously was out of step with its own age, but does that really matter today?”

Shani Diluka - Cosmos: Beethoven & Indian Ragas (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Shani Diluka - Cosmos: Beethoven & Indian Ragas (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Shani Diluka - Cosmos: Beethoven & Indian Ragas (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:29 minutes | 1.03 GB
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There is an indisputable historical link between Beethoven and Indian culture: in his quest to fathom the depths of this culture, and captivated by the translation of the Upanishads that was published in Germany in 1816, he immersed himself well and truly in these ancient texts, just as Schopenhauer did, or like Goethe discovering the great Persian poet Hafez when writing his last major collection, the 'West-Eastern Divan'. We see here a mystical Beethoven, scrutinising man and the cosmos and especially curious about other cultures.

Joyce DiDonato, Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Il Pomo d'Oro, Händel, Maxim Emelyanychev - Händel: Agrippina (2020) [24/44]

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Joyce DiDonato, Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Il Pomo d'Oro, Händel, Maxim Emelyanychev - Händel: Agrippina (2020) [24/44]

Joyce DiDonato, Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Il Pomo d'Oro, Händel, Maxim Emelyanychev - Händel: Agrippina (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 3:50:22 | 2.37 Gb
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The American mezzo sings the title role of the scheming Roman matriarch in a starrily-cast recording of Handel's early opera with Il Pomo d'Oro, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.

YUNDI - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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YUNDI - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

YUNDI - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:39 minutes | 1.33 GB
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Yundi, one of the most celebrated and influential pianists of today, has returned to Warner Classics with the signature of a long-term agreement between him and the label. His first release under the new agreement, due for release in January 2020, will be an album of Chopin’s Piano Concertos Nos 1 and 2, on which he directs the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra from the keyboard. This constitutes both his first recording as pianist-conductor and his first recording of the Piano Concerto No 2. His previous Warner Classics release, the complete Chopin Nocturnes, dates from 2010.

Diana Damrau - Strauss, Richard: Lieder (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Diana Damrau - Strauss, Richard: Lieder (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Diana Damrau - Strauss, Richard: Lieder (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 73:10 minutes | 681 MB
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“For me, Strauss is one of the greatest composers,” Diana Damrau has said. “The way he handles the soprano voice is a joy. And to be able to sing his music with my voice feels like coming home.” The centrepiece of this album of Strauss songs is the sublime Vier letzte Lieder, in which Damrau – born and trained in Bavaria – joins forces with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and its long-standing Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons, in what was to become his final recording. Her partner in a tempting and diverse selection of songs with piano is Helmut Deutsch. “Not only is Strauss’s music gorgeous,” says Damrau, “there’s the way he combines words and notes – and the psychology.”

Gennaro Cardaropoli & Alberto Ferro - Beethoven, Paganini, Stravinsky, Saint-Saëns: Works for Violin and Piano (2020) [24/44]

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Gennaro Cardaropoli & Alberto Ferro - Beethoven, Paganini, Stravinsky, Saint-Saëns: Works for Violin and Piano (2020) [24/44]

Gennaro Cardaropoli & Alberto Ferro - Beethoven, Paganini, Stravinsky, Saint-Saëns: Works for Violin and Piano (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 70:26 minutes | 703 MB
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Il violinista Gennaro Cardaropoli, in duo con il pianista Alberto Ferro, fa il suo debutto discografico con un album dedicato a Ludwig van Beethoven, Niccolò Paganini, Igor Stravinsky e Camille Saint-Saëns. Un progetto realizzato da Associazione Culturale Musica con le Ali e sostenuto da Fondazione Pro Canale, con la direzione artistica di Raffaele Cacciola (BartokStudio)